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Lexus LX Series Borrows a Little From the Toyota LandCruiser

What exactly are you going to improve on in a car that is already essentially synonymous with luxury? If it’s the flagship SUV for Lexus, the LX series, that can be a bit of a challenge. Still, the auto manufacturer has identified a few areas that could be modernised, and they’ve also beefed up the engine.

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The Lexus LX Series is based on the new Toyota Land Cruiser, which is especially true in the car’s off-road capability. Still, even with more prowess on rougher trails, the Lexus LX Series didn’t skimp on its renowned luxury. Getting off the road is made easier by the swapping out the V8 of previous generations for a new twin-turbo V6. The new engine produces 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

The SUV can hit 60 miles per hour from 0 in 6.1 seconds. The new LX also features height-adjustable suspension as well as a 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. As for amenities, the LX features a wide center console and quilted leather upholstery. Even the dashboard is wrapped in leather, along with some wood trim. Smoked chrome accents dress things up nicely. Most models come with space for five, but the Premium, Luxury, and F Sport can hold seven.

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The Ultra Luxury model heads in the opposite direction, with room for just four, but plenty of other luxuries to make up for it. The dashboard sports three standard displays with an 8.0-inch screen as well as a 12.3-inch screen for the infotainment. Climate and vehicle controls are kept on yet another 7.0-inch screen. Wireless charging is available and the SUV will no doubt support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The sound system features surround sound courtesy of a 25-speaker Mark Levinson system.

Base price for the new LX Series starts at $88,245, with the high-end Ultra Luxury model topping out the range at a starting price of $127,345. With the modern upgrades, and the continuation of luxurious trappings, the Lexus LX Series is set for any environment—on or off the road.

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